Home Health Co-Pays Proposed in Obama Budget, Services “At Risk”

The Obama Administration’s FY 2014 budget released earlier this week included several proposals that put ...

NY Times: House Calls in Vogue for Hospital Care Programs

Some hospitals are dusting off an old practice from the past—house calls—for components to their palliative care programs, reports The New York Times.  House calls are returning to favor primarily for the goals they set out to achieve in providing better person-centered treatment and reducing costs. Though palliative care also occurs in hospitals, an added […]

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Home Health M&A Takes Quarterly Hit to Start 2014

Home health and hospice M&A activity took a hit in the first quarter of 2014, dropping 40% from the previous quarter, according to an Irving Levin report on M&A in the health care industry.  The sector’s six deals marks a decline from 10 in the fourth quarter of 2013, along with a 33.3% decrease from one […]

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Celic Healthcare Acquires Home Care Agency in Midwest Expansion

Pittsburgh-based Celtic Healthcare has acquired a Missouri-based home care and hospice provider that will expand its footprint beyond Pennsylvania and Maryland into Missouri and Illinois. The company announced this week it has acquired VNA-TIP Healthcare, a HomeCare Elite agency that has a longstanding history of nearly 100 years and has growth through acquisition of the […]

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Philips Lifeline Launches New Home Health Solution

In early April, Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) launched a new solution that expands access to its existing medical alert service, Lifeline. HomeSafe Wireless System enables seniors without a home phone line to still utilize Lifeline. More than a quarter of U.S. households do not have landlines, concurrent with increasing usage of cellular phones, according to Census […]

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ViaQuest Acquires Home Health and Hospice Operations to Drive Presence, Growth

An Ohio health services company is ramping up its home care and hospice presence with the acquisition of Indiana-based operations this week. It will target new growth through partnerships with local communities and long term care providers.  ViaQuest, based in Dublin, Ohio, announced it has acquired the Indiana operations of TriStar Home Health and Hospice—a […]

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